Ruth M. Unertl

Feb. 3, 1918 - May 21, 2006

Ruth M. Unertl (nee Duchow) of Waukesha went to join her husband, Carl, on Sunday, May 21, 2006, at age 88. Ruth retired from JC Penney in 1983.

She is the loving mother of Beverly (Ralph) Reinders and Wayne Unertl; dear grandma of Tom Reinders of Whitewater and Julie (Scott) Miller of Aitkin, Minn.; great-grandma of Quin and Owen Miller; and sister-in-law of Ella Duchow and Ida Unertl. Ruth is further survived by her special friends, Shirley Sercombe, Betty Sippel and Betty and Bill Gross, along with other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marie Duchow; seven siblings; and a special friend, Eleanore Kleppin.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service Sunday, June 4, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road.

In Ruth’s memory, please adopt a cat, go to lunch, have a glass of wine, play bingo, do an act of kindness and ALWAYS say a prayer.

Everyone who knew Ruth was touched deeply by her and her caring and compassionate ways. Even in her passing, she continues to give. Ruth donated her body to the Medical College.

Ruth’s family would like to thank her special friends, Betty, Shirley, Betty and Bill, the staff at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center and Odyssey Hospice from the bottom of their hearts for all the care and support given.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.